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Today on News 7 at 5, the last of the six men to escape from an Alabama prison is recaptured. We'll have the latest,

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and the Senate votes on the last and most controversial nominee to President Bush's cabinet.
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Mostly Sunny but breezy weather on tap for tomorrow. Forecast details ahead.

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In other news, five people are about to get new artificial hearts.
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And closer to home, some Pittsylvania County residents want to put up a road block in the way of a proposed drag strip.

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After weeks of debate- the vote for John Ashcroft is over- but the controversy is not.

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John Ashcroft is confirmed as Attorney General. A majority of senators voted for him today-
But he has been controverial.
His opinions on everything from gays and civil rights to abortion have come under fire.
But will that affect his work?
Clay Loney is in Washington with more.
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((THE VOTE IS OVER BUT THE CONTROVERSY IS NOT AS THE SENATE VOTES YES TO JOHN ASHCROFT. Sot: SEN. TIM JOHNSON. (D-SD) Sot; SEN. PAUL WELLSTONE (D-MN)
SOT: SEN. JOHN EDWARDS (D-NC)
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BUT THE FIGHT HAS SENT PRESIDENT BUSH A STRONG MESSAGE THAT GOES BEYOND THE CABINET- LETTING HIM KNOW THAT ANY CONTROVERSIAL NOMINEES FOR THE SUPREME COURT WILL FACE WHAT ASHCROFT HAS BEEN THROUGH, IF NOT WORSE. Sen. Leahy: nomination does not inspire confidence in the united states department of justice. DEMOCRATS, THOUGH, DOUBT THAT ASHCROFTS OPENLY CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS - WILL LET HIM FAIRLY ENFORCE THE LAW ESPECIALLY ON ABORTION, CIVIL RIGHTS AND HOMOSEXUALITY. Sen. Barbara Mikulski D, Maryland Though hes entitled to his beliefs I dont believe his beliefs entitle him to be the attorney general. Still, AshCROFT HAS REPEATEDLY TESTIFIED THAT HIS PERSONAL VIEWS WOULD NOT INFLUENCE HIS ENFORCEMENT. THE MAJORITY IN THE SENATE BELIEVES HIM. Sen. John WarnerR, Virginia: This man has the integrity not only to be Attorney General but, integrity to take on any office of the land. CLAYLONEY, FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Six prisoners who escaped from an Alabama prison Tuesday are back behind bars tonight.
Police caught up with them several states away in Tennessee- Jennifer Jones is there.
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((THE SIXTH ESCAPEE CAPTURED WAS PERHAPS THE MOST DANGEROUS. CONVICTED MURDERED GARY SCOTT ELUDED POLICE FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON THURSDAY, BUT WAS FINALLY TRACKED DOWN THANKS TO A TIP FROM A LOCAL RESIDENT.

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"THERE WERE THREE TROOPER CARS UNDER A BRIDGE, I TOLD THEM TO COME HERE, AND SAID THERE'S A GUY UNDER THIS BRIDGE WITH A RED SHIRT ON."
THE MASSIVE MANHUNT BEGAN OVERNIGHT IN TENNESSEE...WHEN A PAIR OF SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES STUMBLED UPON THE ESCAPEES ALONG A DESERTED ROAD WHILE SEARCHING FOR A PETTY THIEF.

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"IT'S JUST A STROKE OF LUCK, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT ROAD WAS HERE."
THE INMATES SCATTERED INTO THE WOODS... HOWEVER FIVE OF THEM WERE CAPTURED WITHIN HOURS AFTER AN ARMY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND TRACKING DOGS RESPONDED.
ONE OF THE INMATES TALKED ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE FREE FOR THREE DAYS.

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THE MEN HAD BEEN ON THE RUN SINCE TUESDAY WHEN THEY MANAGED ESCAPE AN ALABAMA PRISON BY USING A BROOM HANDLE TO SLIP UNDER AN ELECTRIC FENCE. PRISON OFFICIALS THERE ARE BLAMING THE ESCAPE ON A LACK OF MANPOWER AND AN ALARM SYSTEM THAT DIDN'T WORK PROPERLY.

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Its owners are in prison- they're serving time for fraud and embezzlement.
Now the contents of Huddleston's famed "Dora" estate are going on the auction block.
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Dorothy Saunders and Thelma Mae Barger were convicted last year of defrauding two elderly sisters out of their life savings.
They used the money to help build this 12- thousand square foot mansion and fill it with expensive furniture, china and paintings.
All of it will be up for bid on February 17th.
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((BARRY MUSE/TED COUNTS AUCTIONS: BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN THE CUT GLASS, THE COLLECTION HERE, THE SILVER.. PEOPLE COLLECTING THE SILVER, IT'S GOING TO BE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE CHANDELIERS. WE'LL HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER HERE IN THIS SALE.))
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Money from the auction will go to the victims' estate.
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A local man says he wants to build a dragstrip, but his neighbors say "not so fast." We'll have that story next.
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[VO] Plus ever used one of those electric toothbrushes- we'll talk to a local dentist who puts a new spin on the toothbrush debate.
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A Pittsylvania County man wants to build a drag strip near Java.
But some residents who live nearby don't want it there.
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The drag strip would be a quarter mile long- off of route 832.
The property owner says it'll bring revenue and jobs to the area.
But many neighbors believe the drag strip would do more harm than good.
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((LESLIE REDD/AREA RESIDENT: THIS THING IS GOING TO BRING MORE TRAFFIC, MORE POLLUTION, AND THE NOISE IS GOING TO BE UNBEARABLE.)) ((STONE GREGORY/PROPERTY OWNER: I DONT THINK ANY OF THE ARGUMENTS HOLD ANY WATER. IT WON'T CHANGE THINGS SUBSTANTIALLY.))
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By a four to one vote, the Pittsylvania County Board of Appeals voted to approve a permit so Gregory can the drag strip.
Tonight on News 7 at six, we'll show what the neighbors plan to do next to stop the project.
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The Virginia State Police are investigating the Governor's Political Action Committee over its phone banks.
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And the first Governor Jim Gilmore apparently heard of it was from reporters today.
The probe is into whether his New Majority PAC phone banks are initiating calls between voters and Senate Finance Committee members, and then listening in.
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The probe is the latest splash in the increasingly nasty battle between Gilmore and members of his own party in the Senate.
Republican Senator Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) requested the investigation.
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The director of the Governor's PAC is calling the investigation a "politicization of the State Police," and an attempt to intimidate voters who might call to fight for the immediate phase-out of the car tax.

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Moms are usually the one's keeping their children out of harm's way- not the case though in one Massachusetts town- where a six year old saved her mother.
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Lauren Casey was with her mom Deborah sledding on Sunday.
After Lauren went down the hill on her inner tube, mom tried to do the same. But Deborah Casey hit a bump, and was thrown from the tube injuring her back and legs and leaving her unable to walk.
It was in the evening- Superbowl Sunday- no other sledders were around.
Lauren- who's only 35 pounds- was able to help her mom back onto an inner tube and drag her up a hill- to a nearby road.
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((DEBORAH CASEY: MOM: I ACTUALLY CRACKED MY BACK, BROKE MY PELVIC BONE. SHE WAS LIKE MOMMY COME ON AND WALK. I SAID MOMMY CAN'T WALK. I GOT TO GO BACK ON THE TUBE. SO SHE WAS CARRYING TWO TUBES AND ME. REPORTER: WERE YOU SCARED? Answer: A LITTLE BIT.))
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Six year old Lauren even flagged down a motorist for help.
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Toothbrushs are the focus of tonight's healthcheck. When it comes to brushing your teeth --are electric toothbrushes really better --than the manual ones?
And which are the best on the market?
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has some answers.
Joy what did you find out?
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Jean, Some of the answers may surprise you.
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One dentist says electric toothbrushes may not be the worth the extra money for everyone.
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While research shows that electric toothbrushes do clean better than manual versions -- Doctor Steven Anama(uh-nam-ah) --says there's really not that big of a difference.
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Besides Anama says electric toothbrushes can be expensive costing anywhere from 7 to 150 dollars.
And he warns that some electric toothbrushes can cause damage.
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But as far as the best electric toothbrush on the market -- he recommends the Rota -dent. Because it's the most similar to what is used in the dentist office.
And if you're looking for the most affordable -- Anama says the colgate brand is the way to go.
Whatever method choose, Anama says brushing at least twice day day is essential.
And remember to practice the proper technique --small circular motions.
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Anama says make sure to consult with your dentist first before you decide to buy.
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Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, but Jacey Birch is standing by to get an early prediction.
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Will there be six more weeks of Winter or is Spring right around the corner?
Only accurate and psychic groundhog knows the answer to that question.
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Jacey Birch is at the Mill Mountain Zoo where one very special animal is preparing for her big debut tomorrow... now Jacey that isn't even a groundhog at all, is it?
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Coming up today following Sports, we'll tell you how you can find out if you have the world's cutest pet,
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Five patients who probably wouldn't survive another 30 days are about to get a chance at life.
A fully implantable "battery operated" artificial heart has been approved for human testing.
Eileen Curran has more from Boston.
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Virginia has won three of it's last four ACC contests thanks to a 99-78 win over ninth ranked Maryland last night. Steve Mason has a recap.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1200] And folks don't forget that tonight the ACC will be rocking right here on Your Hometown Station as Duke hosts North Carolina. Catch the tipoff at nine o'clock right after episode number two of Survivor.
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Lee Suggs was back in the Roanoke Valley today.
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The Virginia Tech running back was a guest of William Byrd Middle School.
Suggs shared his views on how to be a good student athlete and role model with the students this afternoon. We'll have more with Lee coming up one News 7 at 6.
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Plus, former UVa great Barry Parkhill reacts to being voted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Jean will be right back in just a moment. [go to break]

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If you think you have the cutest pet in the world, it's time to back it up.
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Our website of the day will at least help you find out if you have the cutest pet on the world wide web.
People send pictures of their dogs and cats to Rank my pet-dot-com for public evaluation.
Surfers rank the pets on a 1-10 scale.
It's not a real competition, so there's no prize other than knowing you have the cutest pet on the Internet.
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